Hautes Corbières

Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: B1iv, B2, C5, C6 (2000)
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Area: 74,750 ha

Protection status:

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
The IBA includes maquis, garrigue, forest and cliffs.

Key biodiversity
The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 raptors regularly pass (including Pernis apivorus 3,000; Milvus migrans 2,000). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (breeding).

Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hautes Corbières. Downloaded from on 11/04/2021.